It’s 7 a.m. and your alarm goes off. Before getting out of bed, you scroll through your latest social media feed and begin clicking on miscellaneous people’s stories. Next thing you know, it’s 7:15 and you realize you’ve just spent/ wasted 15 minutes of your morning consuming your following’s last 24 hours. Why do we get so caught up in story stalking?Read More
You know. These are words that are coded but mean the same as “bitch” when men use them to characterize women who are violating the “be seen and not heard” gender paradigm. Because men in the workplace can’t get away with the use of “bitch,” such a blatantly sexist and misogynist loaded term, “bitch” is codified by expressions like aggressive, opinionated, argumentative, combative, difficult, contrary, etc., and women are criticized and rebuked for each of these allegations.Read More
I am not your sweetheart.
I am not your baby girl.
And I am not your ma.
As today’s Time’s Up movement continues to mobilize women’s voices, I am contributing my say that, yes, we women have had to endure everyday battles.
Your 2017 is not your 2018.
2018 is a new year. Regardless of whether you had a great or “life trying” 2017, know that your 2017 is not your 2018. What I mean by this is you have the power to make 2018 whatever it is you want it to be. If it was great, what are you doing to ensure 2018 is even better? If it wasn’t, what can you put in place this year to ensure 2018 meets your expectations?Read More
As we enter the busiest travel season of the year, Traveling While Boujee has created a list of 10 things you should keep in mind before your holiday travels this year.
1. First things first, download and utilize your respective airline's app in order to be fully in the know. Your application will notify you of any flight delays, gate changes, cancellations, or seat upgrades. Wouldn't you rather find out about flight delays from home versus your airport gate?Read More
I am celebrating this month.
November 27th, 2017 marks my two year New York Anniversary.
This anniversary means so much to me because it was the point in my life where I decided to put my happiness first. Two years ago I quit my corporate job without having another one lined up, sold my car and all of my furniture, packed up my belongings, boarded a one way flight to New York and never looked back.Read More
Every single person has at least one friend in a relationship who may cross one or two of our single life boundaries. The single person doesn’t always say what they’re thinking or feeling during these moments but the below 6 points capture the unfiltered (well somewhat as my first draft was deemed much too raw) thoughts that go through every single persons mind.Read More
Whether you are traveling alone or with a coworker, there are so many ways to incorporate play into your work travel. Think of “play” as a way to decompress and destress after a travel day. Consider what your version of “play” is. Is it exploring? Is it relaxing? Is it shopping?Read More
- We hate pet names, especially if we’re not in a relationship. In the beginning stages, refrain from using baby, baby girl, honey, sweetie, sweetheart, or love when referring to us. We cringe inside every time you use these.
"There are two extreme worlds in existence for me that I navigate daily – one created by ignorance and the other by hatred, a world where I’m not seen as black and a world where I’m constantly reminded that I am – and not in a good way."Read More
I was midway into the month and had received my 6th Facebook and/or Linkedin message of the week. I let out a sigh as I realized it was another 4+ year estranged person from my past wanting advice or needing something. I was annoyed. I pondered disabling my Facebook messages indefinitely.Read More
When I first moved to New York from Seattle, I told myself I was going to say yes to everything that came my way. Yes to random people I've never hung out with. Yes to invites to happy hour with co-workers I wouldn't primarily hang out with. And yes to living with a roommate I barely knew who I later discovered was batshit crazy.Read More
I will admit it. I'm a travel snob. Traveling while boujee will be your go- to travel blog series featuring my fortunate and not so fortunate experiences while traveling and some of the traveling tricks I've learned along the way.Read More